Steelers QB Mason Rudolph Starts 2nd Half After Ben Roethlisberger Elbow Injury

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The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is being evaluated for an injury and would not start the second half of today's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Given the trade of Josh Dobbs out of town, 2018 third-round pick Mason Rudolph becomes the man to take Big Ben's place.

Rudolph, a 6-5, 235 pound pocket passer with a terrific downfield arm, was taken in the third round of the 2018 Draft with the pick Pittsburgh acquired from the Oakland Raiders in the Martavis Bryant trade.

The Oklahoma State alum will have the luxury of linking back up with James Washington, the Steelers No. 2 wide receiver who was also his go-to receiver over his final two seasons in Stillwater.

Talk about a rough welcome to the NFL for Rudolph. He has to come in at halftime and try to take down Russell Wilson, Jadeveon Clowney, and the Seahawks. It's time to see what this guy is made of.